Restoring New Mexico history to flying capacity

1066446493-WW-II-plane.jpg

By Angela Peacock Tucumcari is no longer just a resting place for road travelers, as of Monday, planes are also making a stop. After its battle days during World War II, the Beechcraft AT 11 aircraft that was used to train more than 5,400 combat soldiers is making its way back to Albuquerque. Scott Witshger […]

Just Passin’ Through: Trip turns rotten for W. Va. hunters

1066446214-just-passin-18.jpg

By Angela Peacock Traveling 66 hours round trip to hunt elk has been a tradition for three West Virginia men since 1999. Wayne and John Williams made their biannual trip to Dolores, Colo. from Beckley, W. Va. with their uncle, Ernie Thompson, who said he enjoys spending quality time with his family. “I love the […]

Election brings new leaders

QCS Reports Two new members were elected to the Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors Tuesday. The AHCD election drew 20,040 voters around three districts. There are five members on board that are elected to a four year terms. Elections are held every two years for consistency purposes. This year three board members were […]

Mesalands growth spans six years

QCS Reports Mesalands Community College has released the latest numbers showing the enrollment trends at the College since 1997, when the first level of accreditation was granted. Using the state mandated “Third Friday Census” for establishing enrollment for each semester the Fall 2003 numbers are have increased. Headcount shows an increase of 98 percent for […]

Man wanted in connection with drug bust

By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man is wanted by police after 20 grams of heroin were found at a relative’s house Tuesday evening. Tucumcari police and the Region Five Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant and entered a house at 1301 S. Seventh St. in Tucumcari at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to a police […]

Police Blotter (Oct. 9-12)

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 12 • About 8:30 p.m. a female reported that a BB from a BB gun or a rock hit the window of her residence on the 1000 block of S. First Street. • A female requested […]

Local teens to compete at national tournament

1066244579-ballers.jpg

By Angela Peacock Three Tucumcari teens will make a two-day Greyhound bus trip to South Carolina, but not for vacation — for basketball. Tim Roybal, Feliman Chavez and Justin Galvin qualified to play at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball All-World Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friday and Saturday, after taking first place during Tucumcari’s annual […]

Prostitution trial put on hold

QCS Reports The four woman arrested in a prostitution ring at a local truck stop had their preliminary trial continued Tuesday. Young Carpinello, 44, of Tucumcari, Jane Y. Yoh of California, Wu S. Yoo, 51, of Los Angeles and Myung H. Choi, 49, of Diamond Bar, Calif. were arrested Sept. 17 and charged with promoting […]

Freedom won’t be sold, agrees to partnership

Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., whose fractious family owners have been bitterly divided over how to let some of their shareholders cash out, said Tuesday its board of directors has endorsed a plan that will leave intact the libertarian legacy of company founder and patriarch Raymond C. Hoiles. Irvine, California-based Freedom, […]

Pharmacy hit by burglary attempt

1066243775-bobs-broken-window.jpg

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari pharmacy fell victim Monday night to what police are calling an attempted burglary. Bob McClelland Jr. was called to his fathers drug store, Bob’s Budget Pharmacy on Second Street, when a backup store alarm system was initiated at about 10:20 p.m. According to a police report, an operator with Central […]